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Mining and Sustainability? Systems and Stakeholder Analyses of Uranium Mining in Namibia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Roughly 10% of the Namibian GDP and over 40% of total exports are dependent on themining sector. Namibia is one of the five leading uranium producing countries worldwide withperspectives to triple the production in the following years. This study aims to identify the implicationsto sustainable development of the country carried by such a strategy to stimulate the economic growth.The complexity of the issue is addressed by an interdisciplinary set of methods leading to a betterunderstanding of processes linking uranium mining in Namibia with the environment, society and theglobal economy. Regulatory, trade and production systems are outlined and assessed, after which astakeholder analysis is conducted in order to determine who are the most influential actors as well asparties affected by the uranium production in Namibia. The results reveal a great dependence of the Namibian uranium mining sector on external factors, with the government perceived as the most affected stakeholder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 146
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, uranium mining, systems thinking, stakeholder analysis, Namibia
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204172OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-204172DiVA: diva2:637864
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-24, Skåne, Geocentrum, Department of Earth Sciences, Villavägen 16, 75236, Uppsala, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-07-23 Created: 2013-07-23 Last updated: 2013-07-23Bibliographically approved

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